Workplace bullying is gradually becoming a significant problem in many workplaces. According to the Workplace Bullying Institute, bullying is four times more common than sexual harassment or racial discrimination on the job. Workplace bullying erodes many of the foundations necessary for a productive work environment and can be costly for companies and individuals. Psychological damage is a form of personal injury so employers should not be surprised if they get a call from someone like personal injury attorney Gary Bruce if they are negligent in their approach to tackling bullying in their workplace.
Understanding and dealing with this issue is a must for organizations and individuals. Explore how to define its psychological origins, how to identify it, and how to prevent it R3 Continuum’s Dr. George Vergolias, and TAL Global’s Oscar Villanueva will grab the troublesome phenomenon of Workplace Bullying by the horns, explain how and why it exists, what makes it tick, and how to deal with it. Join them for their presentation “Workplace Bullying: Time to Grab the Problem by the Horns” at ASIS 2017, Tuesday, September 26, 2017, 11:00, C3.
About the Presenters
Associate Medical Director
Dr. George Vergolias is a forensic psychologist and threat management expert, with 20 years of clinical experience. He currently serves as Associate Medical Director of R3 Continuum, leading their Threat of Violence and Workplace Violence programs. Dr. Vergolias has directly assessed or managed over 500 cases related to elevated risk for violence, self-harm, sexual assault, stalking, and communicated threats.
Chief Operating Officer
TAL Global Corporation
Mr. Villanueva is the COO at TAL Global Corp., an international security consulting company, and an expert with decades of investigative, threat assessment, risk assessment & management, training and critical infrastructure security experience in the U.S. and around the world. Mr. Villanueva had a distinguished career as a law enforcement agent and executive at the United States Postal Inspection Service, where he led large scale operations in several large metropolitan areas in the U.S., Europe, Africa, Asia and Latin America. Mr. Villanueva is a licensed California Private Investigator, and a member of ASIS International’s Leadership and Management Practices Council. He is affiliated with the International Association of Chiefs of Police, the Hispanic American Police Command Officers Association, and the Association of Threat Assessment Professional.